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Nature Lab Virtual Field Trips


A pair of binoculars sitting on a stack of books, with the large lenses facing the viewer.
Binoculars and Book Binoculars and a Book at Mad Island Swamp Nature Preserve © Karine Aigner


Nature is the fantastic factory that makes the building blocks of all our lives—food, drinking water, the stuff we own, and the air we breathe. That’s why The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists have created Nature Lab - to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep it running strong.

Join us to explore the world through this series of virtual field trips with TNC Ohio staff. Learn about Nature Lab, the fun and engaging online resource, designed for K-12 educators and families with a plethora of resources that can help make meaningful connections to our natural world for all ages.

February 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM - Changing Climate, Changing Cities: Virtual Field Trip from Phoenix to Shenzhen; Learn about heat islands in Phoenix, Arizona and the connection between water and climate in Shenzhen, China. You’ll also hear about why some communities are at greater risk than others and discover how everyone can be a part of the solution.

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March 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM - Powering the Planet: Renewable Energy; Join scientist Alex Wegmann as we embark on a Virtual Field Trip to explore a compelling question: How can we get the energy we need without harming nature?

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April 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM - Wild Biomes: America's Rainforests & Deserts; Two wildly different ecosystems, both dependent on the same precious resource: Water. On this virtual field trip, we’ll travel to Seattle and Arizona.

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May 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM - View from a Canoe; Can you imagine a place with 100 million acres of forest and 30,000 miles of coastline? It exists. The Emerald Edge is home to the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest.

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